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Race Council Cymru’s Uzo Iwobi Announced as RWCMD’s First International Chair of Diversity

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has just announced that Uzo Iwobi OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Race Council Cymru, is its inaugural Hodge International Chair of Diversity. 12 Nov 2018

Race Council Cymru’s Uzo Iwobi Announced as RWCMD’s First International Chair of Diversity

This appointment, made at the Grand Finale Event of Black History Month Wales at the College, widens the scope of the College’s International Chair programme, which is supported by the Hodge Foundation.

The appointment of Uzo as International Chair in Diversity will bring the highest levels of expertise to guide the development of the College’s diversity strategy, and ensure that the College is connecting with and providing opportunities to talented young people from across the community.

"It’s the College’s ambition to be at the fore of the equality and diversity agenda and to be seen as a flagship institution in this area," said Brian Weir, Director of Student Experience at RWCMD.

"We are adamant that these buildings will be accessible to all, but that we also go out and work with all communities in Wales.

The College is an institution which values its civic mission and has the highest aspirations for developing further our role as the National Conservatoire of, and for Wales. We value the role the arts have to play in a diverse and inclusive society, and the power which can come from being a participant, audience member or collaborator."

Ensuring exceptional young artists are able to access specialist training and progress into a career, regardless of any barriers they may face, is a central principle within the College’s strategy. Being able to offer the necessary financial support to students, both on the basis of excellence and financial need, is essential.

Therefore, alongside this, the College is working with partners, including Bad Wolf Productions, one of the UK’s leading production companies, to enhance the necessary financial support to ensure students are able to fulfil their potential.


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